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Matt S Offline
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Just got back from the first test run since the head got done. The title says it all, night and day difference. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible!
So now it's time for my 3" exhaust to single 2 1/2" that arrived on Friday to be put on next week, then a new fuel pump and afpr. sweet.

I also got a stereo installed, Infinity Kappa's with a Pioneer mp3/wma head. Man it sound great. One thing, imho, the FAQ should be updated to read there is a separate connector tied to the harness above the fuel door/trunk releases. I tested that connector with the premium sound one and the hidden one is a direct shot to the speakers, bypassing the amp. You still need to disconnect the amp as the harness is looped to accept the amp or not; and NOT use the red wire ground as that grounds at the amp. Additionally, Crutchfield is mailing a kit to bypass the amp. It's yards of wire to plug into the connector at the trunk. This is WRONG, so be sure you get the speaker connector pack for regular sound. Once I picked up one of those at Car Toys it was plug and play.

Thanks again to all!

Oh yeah, my idea for a T in the lower intake water hose is no good. The gauge doesn't read it, even though the brass T has less than 2ohm resistance to the block.
Should I run a ground wire to it?

[This message has been edited by Matt S (edited 03-20-2004).]
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Jeff K Offline
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Yes, run a ground wire from the block, frame, etc to the brass T.

Glad to hear the car is running great!!!

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
11 Crown Vic Interceptor
14 Toyota Camry (wifes car)
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
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Glad to hear it's back in action!!
Pete Dunham


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Matt S Offline
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Yeah, happy for sure. I noticed today that it has a little more of a *something* at idle; but it's not as bad as it was before. I'm going to assume that it's the computer relearning, or these cars just have an inherent teeny tiny miss/stumble/shake at idle. It's antsy to get moving..? (hehe)
My a/f gauge still doesn't switch as fast as I think it should from reading around, but I've never owned one, my O2 is new, so I guess that's just how it is also.

Goes good with my foot on it, so I'm not worried. [Image: biggrin.gif]

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Joe F Offline
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Congrats on getting your bird flying again! You'll love the Kappas, that's what I installed. I used the component versions in the door and mounted the tweeters on that little plastic triangle thingie inside the door mirrors; what a difference that made!

Again congrats!

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